The following Essay Questions are taken from the Constitutional Law volume of Siegel’s Essay & Multiple Choice Questions & Answers, a series written by Brian Siegel and published by Wolters Kluwer. The full volume contains 27 essays (with model answers), as well as 128 multiple-choice questions. (The majority of the essay questions were originally asked on the California Bar Exam, and are copyright the California Board of Bar Examiners, reprinted by permission.) To learn more about this book and other study aids, go to www.WKlegaledu.com.
QUESTION 1: City, a municipality of State X, has a permit ordinance that prohibits making speeches in the City-owned city park without first obtaining a permit from City’s police chief. The ordinance authorizes the police chief to establish permit application procedures, and to grant or deny permits based upon the chief’s “overall assessment of the good of the community.” The ordinance also provides that denial of a permit may be appealed to the city council.